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XmlNode.WriteTo Method

When overridden in a derived class, saves the current node to the specified XmlWriter.

[Visual Basic]
Public MustOverride Sub WriteTo( _
   ByVal w As XmlWriter _
)
[C#]
public abstract void WriteTo(
 XmlWriter w
);
[C++]
public: virtual void WriteTo(
 XmlWriter* w
) = 0;
[JScript]
public abstract function WriteTo(
   w : XmlWriter
);

Parameters

w
The XmlWriter to which you want to save.

Remarks

This method is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM). It is functionally equivalent to the OuterXml property.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example displays the root node to the console.

[Visual Basic] 
Option Explicit
Option Strict

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Public Class Sample
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        
        Dim doc As New XmlDocument()
        doc.LoadXml("<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples' bk:ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                    "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                    "</book>")
        
        Dim root As XmlNode = doc.FirstChild
        
        Console.WriteLine("Display the root node...")
        Dim writer As New XmlTextWriter(Console.Out)
        writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented
        root.WriteTo(writer)
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'Sample

[C#] 
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples' bk:ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    XmlNode root = doc.FirstChild;

    Console.WriteLine("Display the root node...");
    XmlTextWriter writer = new XmlTextWriter(Console.Out);
    writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
    root.WriteTo(writer);

  }
}

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{
    XmlDocument* doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc->LoadXml(S"<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples' bk:ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" 
                 S"<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" 
                 S"</book>");

    XmlNode* root = doc->FirstChild;

    Console::WriteLine(S"Display the root node...");
    XmlTextWriter* writer = new XmlTextWriter(Console::Out);
    writer->Formatting = Formatting::Indented;
    root->WriteTo(writer);
}

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

XmlNode Class | XmlNode Members | System.Xml Namespace

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